Leith farmer’s market plan surfaces outside Mal Maison

Leith Market proposal

There have been many attempts to set-up a sustainable farmer’s market in Leith but despite folks best endeavors most haven’t lasted more than a few months. The last attempt – which saw an “international food market” sited in the Kirkgate shopping centre made an appearance for just a few days before never being seen again.

Now, Beth Berry, who is also apparently involved in organising the popular Stockbridge Market, has submitted a planning application that is looking to re-establish a farmer’s market around The Shore. Judging by the plans, the market would be focused on two main sites. One in the square outside the Mal Maison Hotel, and another on the other side of the water at Rennies Isle.

There is no indication in the planning application of how frequently the market would take place, but Greener Leith members have often supported the idea of a Leith farmer’s market, and so we can only hope that Ms Berry can replicate the success of the Stockbridge Market in Leith.

You can find the proposals on the council planning portal ref: 14/00623/FUL

Written by Ally Tibbitt

Ally Tibbitt is a member of Greener Leith. He looks after this website.


  • Gillian

    This is great news, although think a market would be more successful and have greater footfall in a more residential area like Leith Links. It would also go better with the idea of the new community garden being developed there.